Don’t just come to the ROM - experience your Museum!

Want more ROM? Go beyond artifacts and experience the ROM with special events and programming for those who want to know more. Each of the ROM’s Centres for Discovery focuses specifically on what interests you. Engage in discussions with academics and enthusiasts at a variety of symposia. Go behind the scenes and ask questions at Curator’s Corner, where ROM curators and researchers share their adventures from around the world. Fascinating ROM lectures by subject matter experts are sure to feed your curiosity about our planet – from nature and science to world cultures.

Mark your calendars and join us Fall 2015  for a new season of ROM Friday Night Live, where events after dark mix culture and nightlife to create a whole new, energized downtown Toronto experience.

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Lectures, Courses & Workshops, Special Events

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:00

From the perspective of the Asian collections at the British Museum, Dr. Michael Willis reflects on the question of the ‘sacred object’ in the ‘secular space’ of the museum.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

The Smithsonian Institute's Benjamin Andrews takes us on a journey through explosive volcanic eruptions such as that seen at Pompeii in 79 AD. Hear his take on the impact of volcanic activities on regional and global environments, and human societies.

ROM Speaks Kitchen Conversations
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 18:00 - 21:00

Please call the Programs Department at 416.586.5797 to be placed on the waiting list.

Spectacular Jellyfish
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 08:30 - 17:30

Come with ROMbus and see an exotic kaleidoscope of marine life, giant pacific octopuses, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and clown fish. View aquatic galleries from Canada to the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific.

Sheikha Al Qasimi. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | 19:00 - 20:00

Registration Coming Soon!

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Kenneth Lapatin of the J. Paul Getty Museum joins us to explore the re-discovery of Pompeii, its influence on Neoclassicism, and the impact of Rome on the modern psyche.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 13:30 - 14:30

Everyone Welcome

RSVP Required.  Free with Museum admission.

Tree of Life - New Year's Card
Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 10:30 - 15:30

Explore the origins of Monotheistic traditions in this day-long workshop. From  Mesopotamia and Egypt, to the World of Pompeii, the ROM's galleries and hands-on collections will inspire you to delve deep into the ancient origins of the Jewish tradition.

ROM Speaks Series
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 19:00 - 21:30

Salvatore Settis, one of Italy's foremost scholars, joins us to discuss the extraordinary art of Pompeii and its impact on Italian history and culture